Town of Antigonish looking at options to make the community more accessible

Posted at 1:15 pm on February 28, 2017 | Filed Under: News

A call for better accessibility in Antigonish is coming. After Monday night’s Town council meeting, Mayor Laurie Boucher discussed the next step towards the town’s accessibility plan. At the January town council meeting, the mayor said she and councillors want to make the town more accessible to all residents and visitors. It has now been decided that a committee will form.

The committee will include two councillors, the mayor and 4 members of the community with at least two having some accessibility issues. Boucher says accessibility issues are not simply limited to people who utilize a wheelchair or crutches:

 

The next step will be advertising to the public to fill the positions on the committee and having the first meeting, once the committee is struck, in the next couple months. Boucher says the newfound action towards accessibility is in reaction to concerns heard during campaigning for the last municipal election, and also because it is 2017.